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"From the Ted Talk by Allan Adams: What the discovery of gravitational waves means"

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So, the same is true of gvnroataiaitl weavs. We can't use them to make simple images of things out in the Universe. But by ltineisng to changes in the amplitude and fnreuqecy of those waves, we can hear the story that those waves are telling. And at least for LIGO, the feirqecenus that it can hear are in the audio band. So if we convert the wave patterns into pressure waves and air, into sound, we can literally hear the Universe speaking to us. For example, listening to gravity, just in this way, can tell us a lot about the collision of two baclk holes, something my colleague Scott has spent an awful lot of time thinking about.

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So, the same is true of _____________ _____. We can't use them to make simple images of things out in the Universe. But by _________ to changes in the amplitude and _________ of those waves, we can hear the story that those waves are telling. And at least for LIGO, the ___________ that it can hear are in the audio band. So if we convert the wave patterns into pressure waves and air, into sound, we can literally hear the Universe speaking to us. For example, listening to gravity, just in this way, can tell us a lot about the collision of two _____ holes, something my colleague Scott has spent an awful lot of time thinking about.

Solution

  1. black
  2. frequency
  3. gravitational
  4. listening
  5. frequencies
  6. waves

Original Text

So, the same is true of gravitational waves. We can't use them to make simple images of things out in the Universe. But by listening to changes in the amplitude and frequency of those waves, we can hear the story that those waves are telling. And at least for LIGO, the frequencies that it can hear are in the audio band. So if we convert the wave patterns into pressure waves and air, into sound, we can literally hear the Universe speaking to us. For example, listening to gravity, just in this way, can tell us a lot about the collision of two black holes, something my colleague Scott has spent an awful lot of time thinking about.

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